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Everything Left Unsaid by Jessica Davidson
"I wait for him, the cold seeping through my clothes, until it finally dawns on me that he's not coming back. And I wonder why he chose her instead of me? Why he went looking for her when I was right there."
Tai and Juliet have been best friends forever – since they met at kindy and decided to get married in first grade.
They understand each other in the way that only best friends can.
They love music, beach walks, energy drinks and, they are slowly discovering, each other.
As they dream of adventures beyond the HSC – a future free of homework, curfews and parents, a life together – their plans are suddenly and dramatically derailed.
For Tai is sick.
And not everything you wish for can come true.
A poignant story of first love, hope, grief, family, and the twistedness of life.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Reading this, my eyes were dry and there I was wondering, where heart was when all my friends had been raving about how heart-wrenching this got. I was wondering this when he found out what was wrong. Dry eyed, when she’s told. Dry eyed, too the first time something was done about it. Dry eyed still when his mom struggled not to show her heart break again.
And then page 254 came along.
Then page 261.
Then I just couldn’t stop… it got sad, and yeah, depressing because it’s no longer about ‘him being a boy standing in from of a girl…’ (Hee. A Hugh reference) or about how their ‘them’ came to be, though that’s a part of t. it’s that their ups then downs are not at all the usual kind. How what’s wrong is such a big part of what’s going one that it overshadows so much of everything.
So that there she is dealing (not dealing) and him likewise with it, and everyone else not knowing what do. They’re all desperate to be something and do something for the other when both was unlikely. The ordinary things that should have feel like the right thing under other circumstances felt desperate here… almost. Little kisses, big spats… all these things become sadder than they should have.
*Thanks to Hillary for hosting the tour...
*Here's my cute puppy photo op, puppies Jill and Gen (almost like the cover):
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